|Genres:||Blues R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||new orleans rhythm and blues blues new orleans blues new orleans rhythm and blues rnb|
|Decades:||1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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24 December 1920, Edgard, Louisiana, USA. Dave Bartholomew was one of the most important shapers of New Orleans R&B and rock n roll during the 50s. A producer, arranger, songwriter, band leader and artist, Bartholomew produced and co-wrote most of Fats Dominos major hits for Imperial Records. Bartholomew started playing the trumpet as a child, encouraged by his father, a dixieland jazz tuba player. He performed in marching bands throughout the 30s and then on a Mississippi riverboat band led by Fats Pichon beginning in 1939, and learned songwriting basics during a stint in the US Army. Upon his return to New Orleans in the late 40s he formed his first band, which became one of the citys most popular. He also backed Little Richard on some early recordings. Bartholomew worked for several labels, including Specialty Records, Aladdin Records and De Luxe, for whom he had a big hit in 1949 with Country Boy. In the same year he...